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Grub not getting installed after kickstart installation



Hi,

I am trying to make a kickstart CD to install RHEL3 Update 3 on an HP DL585
server. The install is taking place on disks controlled by internal RAID
controller (HP Smart array 5i). The install seems to work like breeze. At the
end of installation, there are some issues - 

(1.) All the post install scripts which tries to mount the cd-rom to copy
files from CD to hardisk are failing. Possibly some silly mistake. Will be
glad if someone points those out.

(2.) Although the grub was being installed as a part of the install process,
when trying to boot from hardisk I was just staring at a message -
"Attempting to boot from Hard Disk (C:)". I tried installing grub through the
post-install section of kickstart but that also showed me just the word:

GRUB

(3.) When I boot from the Cd in rescue mode and try to do a chroot into
/mnt/sysimage for doing grub-install i find that most core-utils binaries
like ls, rm, cp etc are not installed. While I clearly remember seeing
core-utils being installed during installation and the rpm is present on Cd
as well as mentioned in the kickstart file. What's happening.

On the other hand if I do a minimum install from first two CDs of RHEL3
Update 3 the system is perfectly bootable and works fine.

Can someone point out what am I doing wrong?

I am attaching my kickstart file for reference.

Cheers.
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Ajitabh Pandey
http://www.ajitabhpandey.info/
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# Name 		- wwllnx1001.ks
# Description 	- Kickstart configuration file for wwllnx1001.bds.tv
# Author 	- Ajitabh Pandey
# History	- Ver 0.1 on 27th September 2005
#
# System  language
lang en_GB

# Language modules to install
langsupport da_DK da_DK da nl_NL nl_NL nl fr_FR fr_FR fr de_DE de_DE de it_IT it_IT it no_NO no_NO no pt_PT pt_PT pt es_ES es_ES es sv_SE sv_SE sv en_GB en --default=en_GB

# System keyboard
keyboard uk

# System mouse
mouse msintellips/2

# X configuration
xconfig --card "ATI Mach64" --videoram 8128 --hsync 31.5-37.9 --vsync 50.0-61.0 --resolution 800x600 --depth 24 --startxonboot  --defaultdesktop gnome

# Network configuration
network --device eth0 --bootproto dhcp
network --device eth1 --bootproto dhcp

# Firewall
firewall --disabled

# Sets up the authentication options for the system
authconfig --enableshadow --enablemd5 

# Sytem timezone
timezone Europe/London

# Root password
rootpw --iscrypted $1$HSr5n.Fp$sLq58u9VFqGBavm7aQ5Cf1

# Reboot after installation
# reboot

# Install Red Hat Linux instead of upgrade
install

# Use CDROM installation media
cdrom

# Clear the Master Boot Record
zerombr yes

# Partition clearing information
clearpart --all

# Bootloader location
bootloader --location=mbr

# Partition details
# /boot partition
part /boot --fstype "ext3" --size=128 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
# swap partitions
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
part swap --size=2048 --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
# LVM physical volume which can grow in size
part pv.100000 --size=1 --grow --ondisk=cciss/c0d0
# Volume Group vg_root
volgroup vg_root pv.100000
# Logical Volumes under Volume Group vg_root
logvol /apps --fstype ext3 --name=lv_apps --vgname=vg_root --size=2048
logvol /var/www --fstype ext3 --name=lv_www --vgname=vg_root --size=16384
logvol /var --fstype ext3 --name=lv_var --vgname=vg_root --size=2048
logvol / --fstype ext3 --name=lv_root --vgname=vg_root --size=2048
logvol /tmp --fstype ext3 --name=lv_tmp --vgname=vg_root --size=2048
logvol /var/ftp --fstype ext3 --name=lv_ftp --vgname=vg_root --size=1 --grow
logvol /usr --fstype ext3 --name=lv_usr --vgname=vg_root --size=16384

# Package install information
%packages --resolvedeps
libgcc
setup
basesystem
tzdata
glibc
bzip2-libs
cracklib
e2fsprogs
ethtool
gdbm
glib2
hdparm
laus-libs
libacl
losetup
mingetty
bash
MAKEDEV
net-tools
poptk
rootfiles
shadow-utils
newt
hotplug
cracklib-dicts
file
cpio
findutils
grep
ash
krb5-libs
ncurses
less
openssl
psmisc
python
rhpl
dev
authconfig
sysklogd
tar
util-linux
vim-minimal
initscripts
cyrus-sasl-md5
kernel-smp
libuser
usermode
redhat-config-mouse
rpm-libs
mailcap
redhat-menus
dump
dos2unix
eject
hesiod
krbafs
attr
libjpeg
libtool-libs
lsof
bzip2
htmlview
nc
pam_passwdqc
parted
pax
fbset
logrotate
pspell
rdist
rsh
schedutils
lockdev
ntsysv
slocate
symlinks
tftp
unix2dos
wireless-tools
zip
fontconfig
libtiff
binutils
elfutils
eal3-certification
jwhois
krbafs-utils
libgcj
m4
mgetty
mtools
man
mtr
nscd
authd
bind-utils
libwvstreams
pdksh
psacct
bc
lftp
libxml2-python
rhnlib
ppp
stunnel
syslinux
talk
tcsh
time
utempter
apmd
cyrus-sasl-plain
dhclient
ipsec-tools
iptables
kernel-pcmcia-cs
autofs
nss_ldap
openssh-clients
openssh-server
portmap
prelink
redhat-config-securitylevel-tui
sendmail
tcpdump
vixie-cron
XFree86-Mesa-libGL
cups
ypbind
rpm-python
up2date
redhat-release
hwdata
redhat-logos
filesystem
termcap
glibc-common
beecrypt
chkconfig
db4
elfutils-libelf
expat
glib
gmp
iputils
libattr
libtermcap
lvm
mktemp
iproute
mount
pcre
raidtools
setserial
slang
usbutils
words
zlib
info
ed
gawk
coreutils
grub
modutils
gpm
gzip
procps
readline
pyxf86config
sed
pam
kudzu
SysVinit
mkinitrd
vim-common
which
cyrus-sasl
kernel
openldap
passwd
kbd
rpm
eal3-certification-doc
man-pages
rmt
specspo
dosfstools
finger
jfsutils
lha
acl
libstdc++
lslk
mailx
crontabs
mt-st
ncompress
pam_smb
patch
perl
perl-Filter
procmail
rdate
rpmdb-redhat
rsync
setarch
netconfig
setuptool
star
tcp_wrappers
traceroute
unzip
XFree86-libs-data
freetype
libpng
libxml2
diffutils
at
groff
krb5-workstation
laus
logwatch
make
irda-utils
aspell
minicom
nano
nss_db
bind-libs
cups-libs
pam_krb5
pinfo
pyOpenSSL
ftp
gettext
python-optik
jpackage-utils
sharutils
sudo
sysreport
mkbootdisk
telnet
tmpwatch
wget
cyrus-sasl-gssapi
devlabel
diskdumputils
isdn4k-utils
iptables-ipv6
kernel-utils
gnupg
openssh
netdump
pciutils
nfs-utils
quota
rp-pppoe
mdadm
vconfig
wvdial
XFree86-libs
xinetd
redhat-lsb
yp-tools
redhat-config-network-tui
up2date-update
comps

%post
# Installing grub to the MBR at the end of install:
/sbin/grub --batch --device-map=/dev/null <<EOGRUB
device (hd0) /dev/cciss/c0d0 
root (hd0,0) 
setup (hd0) 
quit 
EOGRUB

# /bin/echo -e "root (hd0,0) \n install /grub/stage1 d (hd0) /grub/stage2 p \
  (hd0,0)/grub/grub.conf \n quit" | /sbin/grub --batch

# Create /etc/hosts file
/bin/echo "127.0.0.1	localhost.localdomain localhost" >/etc/hosts

# Copy files from CDROM
/bin/mkdir /mnt/cdrom
/bin/mount /dev/hda /mnt/cdrom
/bin/cp /mnt/cdrom/inittab /etc
/bin/tar -xvzf /mnt/cdrom/netback-up.tar.gz

# Unmount CDROM and eject the CD
/bin/umount /dev/hda
/usr/bin/eject /dev/hda

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